Leading with Significance: How to Create a Magnetic, People-First Culture
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About the Author
Joey Havens, CPA, is currently serving HORNE as managing partner of strategic growth. He joined HORNE in 1984 and previously served as executive partner from 2012 to 2021, leading more than 1,800 team members to build the Wise Firm while passionately living out his life's calling to help others see and reach their full potential. Prior to being named executive partner in 2012, Joey served as HORNE's managing partner of healthcare services and the managing partner of government services, respectively.
Joey actively challenges the mainstays of business culture and strategic planning. He advocates for a faster approach to growing leaders using holistic approaches and intentional sponsorship. In addition to his weekly beBetter blog, he is the author of numerous white papers and articles, including "Becoming the Firm of the Future," published by AICPA. He has coauthored four books during his career at HORNE.
Joey is an active member of CPA Practice Advisor's Top 30 Thought Leaders, where he works with other accounting professionals to help lead and shape the industry. Joey is a frequent presenter/teacher/facilitator on creating a culture of belonging, strategic planning, and leadership development and loves to teach young professionals the "ABCs to Outstanding."
He currently serves on the board of The Mustard Seed, a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities, and Empower Mississippi. He is a past board member of HORNE LLP, Friends of Children's Hospital, JDRF, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and AICPA Women's Initiative Executive Committee.
Joey earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He attends St. Francis Catholic Church with his wife, Cathy.